Jurgen Klopp has admitted even a Champions League spot might not be enough to satisfy him come the end of the season next May.
The German was talking to the media ahead of our game against Arsenal at the weekend.
“Would I be thankful for a Champions League place? I don’t know,” pondered the boss.
“It would be great as we haven’t played Champions League for two years. But I’m not sure yet whether I would be satisfied.” (via Echo).
As hard as it is to believe, we’ve only finished in the top four once since the end of the 2009 season, meaning most fans would almost certainly be hugely happy with a place in Europe’s elite competition.
Klopp then moved on to have thinly veiled dig at the Gunners:
“Finishing above Arsenal would be great but where that means we finish I have no idea because there are a lot of other teams who could be up there.
“Arsenal are always in the Champions League. But in the Champions League they don’t go far enough and they haven’t won the league for a number of years, so even with success you can be disappointed.”
Arsenal have been dumped out in the last 16 of the Champions League for the past five successive seasons.
“If I said today that the only position which could make me happy at the end of the season is first place that would be silly because there are a lot of challengers,” Klopp continued.
“I really want to look back after the season and be really satisfied. At this stage I don’t have any idea what that could mean.”
What would be a “successful” season for you? Is top four the absolute minimum or a pipe dream? Can we win a cup or should we focus on the league?
Let us know…